STONY BROOK, NY, October 2, 2013 - On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in the Wang Center Theater, Stony Brook University will host “TEDxSBU: Our Beat,” its first-ever TEDx event. TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives. “TEDxSBU: Our Beat,” an independently organized event licensed by TED, will be held as a full-day event, split into two sessions featuring Stony Brook students, faculty, staff and alumni speakers and performers. Per TEDx rules, each speaker or performer is allowed up to 18 minutes to give their presentation and the audience may only contain 100 attendees.
“We're excited by the opportunity to bring a TEDx to Stony Brook,” said Chuck Powell, Assistant Provost for Teaching, Learning & Technology, whose department is coordinating the event. “There is a natural synergy between TED's mission ‘ideas worth spreading’ and what we do here at Stony Brook every day. It's another opportunity to showcase the talent we have amongst our faculty, students and staff and to raise the level of discourse both on campus and around the world. We're confident that we'll be able to contribute to the intellectual capital that TED represents globally and that our community will embrace the learning opportunities.”
Stony Brook will be streaming the event live, while the WUSB 90.1 FM radio station will broadcast the event throughout the day.
East Campus will be showing the event on two 32" LCD panels on Level 2 of the Health Sciences Building. One will be located outside of the bookstore and the other will be located outside of Lecture Hall 2.
TEDxSBU: Our Beat is sponsored by Stony Brook University’s Teaching, Learning & Technology department, the College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, The Graduate School, Alumni Association, Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture, and Technology, Center for Dance, Movement and Somatic Learning, Livestream, Psi Chi (Stony Brook Campus Chapter), Undergraduate Student Government, UUP, and WUSB. Master of Ceremonies is Nancy Franklin, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.
The Beat One (9:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Title of Presentation
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive
Sleep Deprivation as a Source of Disparities in
Health, Economic and Social Well-being
Alumni ‘04 MA Music,
‘07 PhD Music
Metaphorical Cliff Jumping
Student, Junior Sociology major, International
The Humanology Project
Director, Laufer Center for Physical and
The World’s Smallest and Most Powerful Machines:
TED Talk Video
The Art of Asking
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies,
Department of Music
To Inspire and Be Inspiring
Student, PhD candidate in Genetics
Mood Disorders are Glial Disorders
Adjunct Professor, School of Marine and
In the Anthropocene, Predator Swamping is a
Doomed Evolutionary Strategy
Student, Sophomore Biology major, Journalism
Building a Foundation for Science and Research to
Improve Our World
TED Talk Video
Your Body is My Canvas
Dean, School of Journalism
Finding a Cure for “Newsmosis,” a Civic Disease
Faculty, MFA in Creative Writing &
Literature, Southampton Arts
Alumni, ‘13 BA Studio Art
The Dinosaur Onesie Project
Alumni, ‘08 BA Political Science/History.
Currently a 4th year med student
Seeing Medicine Through Fluorescent Eyes
TED Talk Video
The Math and Magic of Origami
Faculty, MFA Graduate Program Director, Art
Interactive Art of Light and Sound
Director of the Advanced Education Program in
Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine
An Opportunity to Improve Wellness, Prevention,
Quality of Life and Overall Health
Alumni, ‘95 BS Computer Science. Currently serves
as Director of Research Technologies in Teaching, Learning & Technology
When Life Throws You a Curve Ball, Either Duck or
Learn to Hit Curve Balls
TED Talk Video
The Rise of Human-Computer Cooperation
Paul Bingham and Joanne Souza
Paul Bingham is an Associate Professor and Joanne
Souza is a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Evolution of Our Language, Cognitive Virtuosity,
and Our Unique Sexual and Social Behavior
Junior Fellow, Laufer Center for Physical and
* If driving in from Stony Brook’s Main Entrance, make a right onto Circle Drive. At the second stop sign, turn left onto Stadium Road. Continue past the tennis courts on your left. The LDS Center is located off the main lobby of Benedict College. Parking is located on the right side of Stadium Road, across from Benedict College.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.